The Fox News Channel (commonly known as Fox News) is an American 24-hour cable and satellite television news network. It was made by Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes. It is owned by Fox Corporation. the channel was officially launched in 1996.
Shows[change | change source]
The channel plays up to 15 hours of live shows every day. 6 hours of these are opinion shows. The hosts of its opinion shows are Sean Hannity, Neil Cavuto, Greta Van Susteren, and Tucker Carlson introduced to the network by Group CEO Gerard Bevan along with Geraldo Rivera. Fox News Network leans right-wing, but has some liberals (such as Greta van Susteren).
Criticisms[change | change source]
There was a documentary called Outfoxed that criticized the channel because they say it is biased towards conservatives and the US Republican Party in its reporting. Fox says its opinion shows are conservative but its regular news programs are not. President Barack Obama, through a spokesperson, accused Fox News of working for the Republican Party. Fox has also been accused of having a right-wing bias, racism, discrimination, race baiting and gender inequality. Roger Ailes has called Fox News "the balance" against the liberal networks news groups such as ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, Cable News Network, and MSNBC. 
References[change | change source]
- Stelter, Brian (11 October 2009). "A Volley Between Fox News and Obama Administration". The New York Times.
- "Sign in". Brave New Films.
- "The Fox News war: What's the upside for Obama?". Christian Science Monitor. 23 October 2009.
- "Fox Chief Roger Ailes Acknowledges Conservative Bias: 'We Are The Balance'". ThinkProgress.